No-go for Joe Exotic: Trump pardon list omits 'Tiger King'
January 20, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One name missing in President Donald Trump's flurry of pardons was "Tiger King" Joe Exotic.
His team was so confident in a pardon that they had readied a celebratory limousine and a hair and wardrobe team to whisk away the zookeeper-turned-reality-TV-star, who is serving a 22-year federal prison sentence in Texas. But he wasn't on the list announced Wednesday morning.
Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was sentenced in January 2020 to 22 years in federal prison for violating federal wildlife laws and for his role in a failed murder-for-hire plot...